Headlines for Wednesday, December 19, 2007

  • Unbeaten Massive Drama heads a field of 14 in the CashCall Futurity.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D2844014%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    'Drama' Tops CashCall Futurity

    The top three finishers from the Hollywood Prevue Stakes (gr. III), led by the unbeaten Massive Drama, will meet again in the Dec. 22 CashCall Futurity (gr. I) at Hollywood Park.

  • Thanksgiving Handicap winner Stormin Baghdad tries turf in the Bonapaw.

    'Baghdad' to Try Turf in Bonapaw

    A winner of five of seven starts this year, Midnight Cry Stable's homebred Stormin Baghdad headlines a field of 13 for the Dec. 22 Bonapaw Stakes, the last of four $100,000 stakes on the inaugural "Santa Sprint Saturday" card at Fair Grounds.

  • Florida OKs Quarter Horse Permit

    There may be more opportunities for Thoroughbreds to race in Florida in the coming years as at least one proposed Quarter Horse track has received a permit from the state, with a second such facility under consideration for similar licensing.

  • McCalmont Named New EBF Chairman

    Harry McCalmont, owner of Norelands Stud in Ireland, will take over Jan. 1, 2008, from the long-serving Michael Wates as chairman of the coordinating committee of the European Breeders' Fund.

  • Abel Castellano

    Castellano Reaches Milestone

    Jockey Abel Castellano reached the 1,000 win plateau when he guided Johnny Z. to victory in the fifth race at Laurel Park Wednesday afternoon. The 24-year-old achieved the milestone with his wife Claudia and two-year-old son Andrew in attendance.

  • Tough Game to Stand in California

    Tough Game, an earner of $300,330, has been retired from racing for stallion duty at West 12 Ranch near Lodi, Calif. The 8-year old son of Mr. Greeley will stand for a fee of $1,500.

  • Kulina Remembers Lennox

    Ken Lennox, former racing director at Monmouth Park, died Dec. 18 at Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, N.J.

  • Maimonides broke his maiden at Saratoga last summer.

    Maimonides Trains Toward San Rafael

    Zayat Stables' Maimonides will race for the first time since Sept. 3 when he competes in the Jan. 12 San Rafael Stakes (gr. III) at Santa Anita Park, trainer Bob Baffert said Dec. 19.

  • Parx Racing.

    Philly Gets Permanent Slots License

    Philadelphia Park Casino & Racetrack received approval for its master plan from the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board Dec. 18 and now has a permanent license to operate slot machines.